Leavitt, Gregory C.
Dr. Gregory C. Leavitt is Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of Criminal Justice at Idaho State University. He attended Central Washington University where he earned a B.A. in sociology. Moving to Connecticut, he received his M.A. in sociology at the University of Bridgeport before attending the University of Nebraska at Lincoln earning a Ph.D. and specializing in Comparative Sociology and Criminology. Professor Leavitt's published works includes articles in Social Forces, the American Anthropologist, and The Sociological Quarterly.2005 0-7734-6171-X
This study is a sociological critic of Darwinian social science (human sociobiology), i.e., the application of Darwinian natural selection theory to complex human social behavior. More specifically, the manuscript examines Darwinian social science through the substantive topic of incest and inbreeding avoidance, a behavior forwarded by human sociobiology as the best example of sociocultural behavior naturally selected in humans. The sociobiology approach is now commonly presented in public forums and media leaving the impression on the general public that sociobiology and its many claims are scientific fact.